2016 Cadillac models will get CarPlay and Android Auto – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

CarPlay and Android Auto announcements are finally starting to pick up in recent months — and the latest is Cadillac, which just announced it’ll be deploying both across the line starting with 2016 models. The add-ons come on the heels of an upgrade for Cue, Cadillac’s homegrown connected car platform, which gets a faster processor to try to alleviate some of the lag woes that the current system has been derided for.

CarPlay comes first, which will be in 2016 models with Cue’s 8-inch display at launch; this leaves out the current-generation SRX crossover, which is getting redesigned early next year. Android Auto follows later on. (A Cadillac spokesman tells The Verge that owners will be able to bring their 2016 cars into a dealership for an upgrade to enable it once it’s available.)

Cadillac’s full-on support for both systems comes as no surprise: sister brand Chevrolet recently made a similar announcement, including delayed availability of Android Auto. Interestingly, Hyundai — which was first to market with Android Auto in a production car — has delayed availability of CarPlay, the other way around, so it seems likely that delays can be partially attributed to automakers trying to prioritize and figure out how to get these platforms running in their cars.

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